Monday, May 14, 2012

Burned out? Then fight Stress

Ways to cope with stress

Stress is inevitable. You just can’t completely block it from attacking you daily. You always find yourself carrying some kinds of weight at the end of the day----be it from your job, family, relationship, or even the bills.

When you let stress go over you live, you tend to become irritated, nervous, scared. But don’t back off. Fight back. You have the power more than what you thought to manage the stress and thus make an enjoyable stay in this life. How? Here are the guides you can follow to keep the stress into the minimum level. 

Know its causes 
Figuring out the reasons behind the stress is not as simple as it seems to be. Sometimes, you need to look not on the situation itself, but rather on how you act towards its. For example, you’ve given a task with enough time to accomplish, but due to your constant delaying and prioritizing of the less urgent things, like TV watching or Facebooking, you’ll likely to become panicky when you’ve realized you’re running too far behind the task. Stress is not only rooted on the scenario you’re caught to, but also on your approaches and excuses.

Manage your time wisely

Time is truly as precious as gold. It is one of those essential things that will never come back once you wasted them. You may realize that when the time available is too narrow to finish an important task, you’ll get annoyed, panic and may eventually give up. Thus, don’t ever procrastinate---do your project, study your lessons, prepare for the business report, plan ahead of time. If someone or something is blocking your way, don’t just shrug and go with the flow; be assertive and face it. When a friend calls for a chat but you know you need to study for a big exam tomorrow, be frank and say that you just have a few minutes for talking. In this way, you’ll find yourself more focused on what you’re doing, thus accomplishing more at once. As one successful author said, “Don’t eat the marshmallow yet.”

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Always remember that a healthy body is more prepared to handle stress than a weak and tired one. So feed yourself with the energy needed to start the day. Make it a habit to exercise regularly. Even just 15 minutes of mild exercising will help you to be revitalized for the next hours. Also, be sure to give yourself a deep continuous sleep every night. If you’re really tired with what you’re studying, better get some sleep than force yourself to study further, because your exhausted mind will naturally stop itself from loading additional information.

Take time to relax

Give yourself a break. Free yourself to the bustling life once in a while and do something you want. It’s not a luxury that you can just pass on anyway; it’s more like a need that you have to meet in order to carry on with your life. Go to the beach, take a walk at the park, chat with your friend, go to the spa, or even do stargazing. 

Express what you feel

Is there someone who’s been annoying you? Does your boss give you a seemingly impossible deadline, or a lover fail to meet you on time? Don’t bottle up your feelings since these may explode before you can help it. Secretly resenting doesn’t help improve the situation anyway.  It will just cause you to resent more and burden your heart. So share your concerns to a close friend if someone or something troubles you. 

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